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news exclusive. barbara walters inside syria, with the only one-on-one with syria's embattled president. >> why is this such a brutal crackdown? >> does he fear civil war? does he sense the circle closing around him? barbara is right here with us tonight. >>> family values. why mitt romney is hoping voters will focus on this image tonight, as the gloves come off, taking aim at the new front-runner. ♪ have you driven a ford >>> that famous question, and our question tonight for the ceo of ford, who turned that c carmaker around. what is the key to bringing america back? >>> kicked off. after alec baldwin booted after that battle, who was right? the famous actor or the flight attendant? >>> and pearl harbor. the image we learned today we will never see again. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we begin here with two major stories this evening. barbara walters and her exclusive one-on-one with syria's embattled president. face-to-face as she asks, why the deadly crackdown? she's right here tonight. >>> but first, another image this evening making headlines. that coach,
denied any involvement but it is raising fears tonight of more violence to come. >>> and in syria, the streets are bloody tonight, the scenes are grisly, with up to 50 dead in the last day and the country appears to be spiraling towards civil war by the hour. abc's martha raddatz reports. >> reporter: it started in darkness. a terrifying volley of gunfire that began one of the bloodiest 24 hours since this revolution began to force out syria's dictator, bashir al assad. this morning, with weapons still cracking and tanks thundering by, people were running for their lives, children looking for cover. some, too late. thousands of miles away, secretary of state hillary clinton met with syrian opposition groups. >> they need to be assured that syria will be better off under a regime of tolerance rather than on the whims of a dictator. >> reporter: clinton is also sending our ambassador robert ford back to syria after pulling him out for his safety. clinton says he will be a witness to assad's brutality as syria slides closer into an all-out civil war. martha raddatz, abc news. >>> and
car bombings in damascus. clarissa ward goes inside syria oed meets the rebels plotting to overthrow the regime. mark strassmann on today's new smart cars that can stop themselves to prevent crashes. and steve hartman's "on the road" with santa's toughest challenge. >> santa, for christmas i want my dad to come home. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. th >> pelley: good evening. no holiday tax increase. after a week-long standoff, the senate, house, and president came together on a two-month extension of the temporary cut in social security payroll sexes. a year ago, that tax rate was lowered from 6.2% to 4.2%. and for a lot of families, that comes to about $80 a month. house republicans wanted a longer extension and they threatened to let the tax cut expire if they didn't get their way. but today they backed down and the president was quick to grab his pen. sharyl attkisson has been covering from the capitol to the white house. >> i said it was critical for congress not to go home without preventing a tax increase on 160 million working ame
't seeing anything frightening in the streets of homs or other parts of syria. of course, this is raising some eyebrows saying there are only ten of you in each hot spot and you are being acompacompanied be syrian government. >> that's right, hala. we were told observers would fan out to other citiy ies and we hd that in hama there were protests and clashes earlier in the day. now, we're being told, in fact, those visits were postponed for logistical reasons and causing more concerns among the activists and many of them are really convinced that what the syrian government is showing these observers is just a charade. it's not the real picture of what's going on there in syria right now. we heard yesterday that while observers were in the city activists and residents said crackdowns were still going on and thousands of protesters that were in places in the neighborhood there being fired upon with live ammunition and tear gas trying to disperse the crowd. when we spoke to arab league monitors earlier today and asked them, they said, you know, reports being written up and being delivered to
will temperatures go? >> inside syria. firsthand look at the revolution aimed at the syrian dictatorship and the message from protesters. >> demand is up and so are rent prices all over the bay area. the creative way some landlords are cashing in. good evening, i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken. >> a freeze warning is in effect for north and east bay. juliette goodrich is in pleasantton where the temperatures have been dropping all night long. >> yes, it's a little chilly here. 39 degrees. not freezing yet, it will dip into the freezing level after midnight tonight and a freeze warning in effect throughout northern california. there are winter warning right now. the california emergency management agency is issuing some winter weather advisories. risk factors including hyperthermia, frostbite, dehydration and carbon monoxide poisoning. threatens pets, plants, pipes, and yes, people. we saw a lot of them bundled up today. >> definitely freezing. definitely getting colder. freezing down here. >> what does she have on to keep warm? >> long sleeves. she has a jacket. spandex and hat. >>
first-hand look at the revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s. versus haiti. opponents on the soccer field with an astounding bond of brotherhood. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. their voices are not heard; their funerals are not seen. a revolution is under way to end one of the world's longest- running dictatorships, but we don't know the facts because the government of syria keeps reporters away from its brutal crackdown. tonight we have a rare look inside. since spring, thousands of syrians have been demanding the end of the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that since the uprising began, syrian forces have kille
more problems with syria. >> absolutely. there are some differences here. president obama wants president assad in syria to step down. prime minister amaliki in walk has not done that president obama basically said that's not because iran is pulling the strings. it's just because prime minister amaliki is trying to assert himself here and he doesn't believe sanctions against syria is the way to go. president obama is trying to hold that up as a sign that iraqis are standing on their own two feet in making a decision. >> big news today from the supreme court. the highest court is now set to rule on a controversial immigration crackdown once and foreall a. the decision may impact similar laws across our nation. the supreme court is taking up arizona's tough new law that targets illegal immigrants in that state. the legislation sparked widespread protests as i'm sure many of you remember. and a lawsuit from the white house. the federal appeals court has blocked several key parts from taking effect. one of those key measures requires police to check the immigration status of people
changed have come to syria. its people are taking to the streets calling for the dictatorship to end. it's more than 40 year rule. clarissa is one of the western journalists to see the fighting firsthand. >> for month, this is what is seen of the revolution in syria. cell phone video of demonstrations met with bullets from security forces. to meet the people holding those cell phones, we entered the country as tourists, carrying only a small camera. an opposition activist. she insists on using her real name. the regime already knows who she is. she isn't hiding to avoid arrest. >> are you scared? >> who is not? but we have to continue. we decided to start our revolution. this is what we have been dreaming of long time ago. >> she took us to the suburb of duma. to the funeral of a 16-year-old boy these people say was shot by security forces that have protested the day before. men and women poured in by the hundreds. their grief tinged with defiant. >> this is real, okay? if you come, you will see real bodies. they are not strong. they are real bodies. >> they want international mili
get a look at the violence syria doesn't want you to see. >>> it is amazing to me how this guy has been shot this many times. i mean, he's superman. i have been shot three times. my fingers have bullet holes. >> did you hear had a? part man, part terminator. shot three times in a robbery. a marine pulls out the bullets with his own hands. and now he's talking about it from his hospital bed on this "american morning." >>> good morning, everyone. it is thursday, december 29. this is "american morning." a lot going on today. let's get right to it. >> that's right. good morning, everybody. glad you are with us. i'm alina cho. up first, dramatic shift in the political landscape with five days to go before the iowa caucuses. just look at this brand-new c cnn/"time" poll. mitt romney on top in iowa now. followed closely by ron paul. newt gingrich plunging and rick santorum suddenly rolling right to the top three. gingrich now 11 points behind romney. he's dropped 19 points in less than a month. after gingrich called on romney, again, to debate one-on-one the following massachusetts govern
in egypt may lose that country's landmark election. >> also, the crisis in syria. the death toll skyrockets as stability spirals out of control. >>> and a failing grade. are california's kids too plump to play on tla ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> welcome back everyone. it has been nothing short of a long and passionate journey fighting the affliction of a.i.d.s., 30 years now. that is the white house this morning with a red ribbon hanging around it. it is world a.i.d.s. day today and the entire world reflecting back on this passionate type of process. it is 11:12 right now. >>> bell, this morning, the islamic brotherhood is claiming victory during early voting in egypt's landmark parliamentary election. islamists say they're on track to win a dominant majority. it appears the party has taken 40% of the vote and is expected. the victory comes at the expense of liberal parties and youth activist who's set off the re
fight against the government in syria >> chris: a federal appeals court ruled law branding telecommunication company immunity for helping the government with e-mail and telephone eavesdropping is legal. the decision affirms a lower court ruling that the foreign surveillance act known as fisa is constitutional. checking world headlines now, senior official in turkey says it appears an airstrike targeting kurdish rebels in iraq killed the cigarette smugglers instead. the 35 victims are all said to be under 30 years of age. and from an extended family. protesters upset over the bombing clash with police in istanbul. officers use tear gas and water cannons to disburse the crowd. egyptian soldiers and police reportedly raided non-governmentalic u.s. based ge among those targeted. they were interrogated and computer files were searched. presence of arab league monitors have not stopped the killing in syria. activists say 26 more people were killed today. tonight, correspondent virtus looks at what is changing -- sport leland vittert looks at what is changing and what isn't in syr
. >>> some of the video we're taking in from homs today in syria. a team of arab league observers now on the ground trying to get the government to end this. a brutal crackdown on protesters. syria's keeping international journalists out of that country. that's why mohammed jamjoom is following events from kcairo, egypt. we're getting reports that thousands of demonstrators took to the groubd again today. what can you tell us? >> well, drew, opposition activists there tell us that tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for an end of the regime took to the streets of homs today. the reason they gathered was because they were no longer facing crackdown by the military there. there was a live stream video that shows earlier many people chanting for people in from the international community. we're told in the past hour from residents that some members of this protest tried to go to another area of the city called clock square, where they believe that meps of the arab league delegation were so they could speak to them and when they got there, some tell thaus the protesters were fired
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. >>> deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters raging in syria even though arab league monitors are on the scene. we're getting reports that the violence is worse than we originally thought. we're live in the region next. [gunfire] are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. arthel: some developing stories we're keeping an eye on. more tensions between the u.s. and iran over the strait of hormuz. the pentagon warns any attempt to close the key oil transit channel will not be tolerated. iran fires back saying that the u.s. is quote, in no position to give orders. >>> a slight rise in fixed mortgage rates this week. freddie mac says the average on the 30-year home loan increased to 3.95%. still many americans are unable to take advantage of the best rates in history. >>> and polar bears cubs, there they are, adorable ready to meet the public on new year's day in china. the male cubs were born october 14th. they a
are also concerned now about syria where the u.n. says the government has killed 3,500 demonstrators in recent months. >> brutal repression in syria where turkey -- where we stand with turkey and a growing course of nations in calling for president assad to step aside. and i welcome the human rights council's condemnation yesterday of the regime's violence. >> the arab league, european union and the united states are piling on increasingly tough sanctions to pressure syria to stop its deadly crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. >>> this was a deadly start to the weekend on caltrain tracks with two fatal accidents on the peninsula just today. the first incident happened at about 11:00 this morning when the southbound train hit a man on the tracks at the california avenue station in palo alto. and then just after noon, a southbound train killed a person on the tracks near the menlo park station. investigations are under way into the causes of both incidents. there have been 16 fatalities on the caltrain right-of-way this year. that's five more than last year. >>> in gilroy today,
. paula hancocks, thanks very much. >>> the bloody crackdown in syria continues right under the noses are the arab league monitors who are in the country. they will visit two new towns at the center of the uprising. an opposition group says 14 more people killed. thousands in the streets to protest the al assad regime. a human rights group is accusing them of hiding hundreds in military sites. >>> iran is threatening to block the flow of crude oil through the strait of hormuz that is driving oil prices up. every day some 15 million barrel of crude flow through the channel connecting the indian ocean and persian gulf. iran's vice president is warning that the strait will be blocked if the west following through on threats to impose sanctions on its crude exports. >> these are long-standing threats. the u.s. military patrols that area as well. >>> terrifying moments in new mexico. a police squad car crashes into a crowded restaurant. the officer loses control after being clipped by another car on the highway. the cruiser stopped in front of one of the fire pits right in front of kerosen
to this final deal. >>> syria's capital is rocked by violence for the first time in nine months of protests as two deadly car bombs go off outside security offices. >>> wall street picks up good speed before christmas. housing and consumer spending, we'll look at the numbers and see if the rally will continue in the new year. >>> and snow in new mexico and the northeast means trouble for holiday travelers while parts of georgia clean up after serious storm damage. we'll check the holiday forecast and find out who's having a white christmas early this friday morning, december 23rd, white christmas early this friday morning, december 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> final countdown is on to the big holiday weekend. no snow yet here in new york. good morning to you, i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm jim axelrod. >>> payroll tax cut just in time for christmas. agreeing to extend the tax cut for two more months. >> the deal will head off a tax increase that would have been implemented for the 160 million american workers next month. sharyl attkisson is live in washington. >> this morning was a
in syria falls apart. this is about one hour and 25 minutes. >> can i ask you to take your seats because we're going to start? good afternoon. i joined the middle east program at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. welcome to today's meeting on enemies or allies in the new middle east, turkey, iran, and saudi arabia. this meeting is part of an ongoing series of meetings we have had for the whole year since the beginning of the revolutions in tunisia, egypt, libya, and yemen and also the ongoing events in syria. and bahrain. our speakers today are david ottaway, he is a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center and the former cairo euro chief -- bureau chief for the washington post. i will be brief. david, the last paper, as part of our occasional series, was saudi arabia in the shadow of the arab revolt. we have a few copies left outside. we urge you to take one on your way out. our second speaker is a former fellow at the wilson center. he is a professor of international relations at the university. i just received a copy of his latest book, "iraq: its neighbors." witch
ended yesterday with his funeral. >>> and more deadly clashes erupted in syria as aspect government protestors filled the streets there. an estimated 500,000 people protested across syria. at least 35 were killed by armed security forces. meantime, a team of 60 arab- league monitors are in syria to monitor a peace plan agreed on last week. it requires syrian forces to withdraw from cities, release thousands of detainees and start talks with the opposition. >>> at least 11 people are dead tonight after a seclean hit southeast india. cyclone was centered in the indian ocean. trees were uprooted and homes damaged. most of the deaths were from collapse of walls and electrocution. the meteorological department is expecting the storm to move west and weaken. >>> it's the end of an era here in freemont now that a city leader respected by supporters and opponents passed away. we'll show you the history and legacy. >>> and the campaign trail of heating up. ahead of next week's caucus. how candidates are trying to set themselves a part in iowa from their competitors. >> fair and highly ethic
walters asking tough questions of syria's president saying violent crack downs are not his fault. ahead.. >> and sky 7 is giving us a great view in the for ground of golden gate and background, hazy skies and i'll have the forecast coming up. ?t?t?t?t8tpac >>> electric car makers are proud of what is different with cars, big thing being battery that's do the job. >> that difference could prove tricky for first responder who's have to know what to suspect and there is a take a look at a special session tesla had today. >> the new generation of alternative fuel vehicles are safe as gas and diesel, but they're different. it's important to know what is under the hood, what is not this, crowd at tesla isn't just admiring inner workings. and tesla says there is no threat of a explosion. >> there are no threats of leaking material autos like their counter parts, they have safety features designed to cutoff power after a crash. still, first responders say it's important to know where those cables are located in case of a system failure. the industry standard is that they are orange. >> we don't
into a $14 million mess. look at that. syria may be send ago message to the world. we'll tell you why their annual war games, that's right, annual war games are raising some serious alarm. i'd race down that hill without a helmet. i took some steep risks in my teens. i'd never ride without one now. and since my doctor prescribed lipitor, i won't go without it for my high cholesterol and my risk of heart attack. why kid myself? diet and exercise weren't lowering my cholesterol enough. now i'm eating healthier, exercising more, taking lipitor. numbers don't lie. my cholesterol's stayed down. lipitor is fda approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. it's backed by over 19 yes of research. [ femalannouncer ] lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems and women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. you need simple blood tests to check for liver problems. tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, or if you have any muscle pain or weakness. this may be a sign of a
league observers are in syria opposition after the syrian army arrived. military forces have pounded the area with artillery for days. there is a brutal crackdown on antigovernment protesters. >>> and the man accused of being paralyzed, the man surrendered to authorities. investigators say the man shot christopher sullivan friday night after an argument over football -- after an argument over football teams. his lawyer claims he was attacked. >> he was attacked, he was invited to a welcome home party. >> the shooting comes after christopher sullivan survived a suicide attack in afghanistan. >>> an indiana man will be in court this morning accused of killing a nine-year-old girl he was baby sitting. mike has been charged with the murder of the girl. she was reported missing on friday, her body was found yesterday. police say the family lived in the same mobile home park and she and her two sisters were staying with him because their mother was sick. they did not say how the girl died. >>> investigators are saying they are certain somebody abducted a missing 20-month-old girl. she vani
. the first ones syria allow nootd country during its crack down on antigovernment uprisings. the visit is a week after syrian president saasa sign aid deal to stop attacks against unarmed and peaceful protestors but this only appears to intensify after syria agreed to the plan. 300 civilians have died during last week. >> yemen's outgoing president will be allowed to come to the united states for medical treatment. and he is recovering from several severe injuries in a june tack on his compound. and the white house is hoping that this move will ease tensions in yemen. and an election is set for february. >> and north koreans continue to pay respects to former president kim jong-il as preparations are finalized for his funeral. he has been lying in state since december 17th. his funeral will last two days and observers say it will resemble those for his father who died in 1994. >>> and an egyptian court put a ban on so called virginity tests. several say they were rounded up by soldiers in cairo's tahrir square and subjected to the test. one says it happened to her, saying she was force
in january. >>> a lot of finger pointing going on in syria tonight as to who carried out two suicide car bombings that killed more than 40 people. those attacks earlier today were aimed at two government intelligence buildings, state run news blamed al-qaeda. others suspect it was the president's own regime that staged those bombings. members of the free syrian army soldiers who defected from the military are denying any involvement in this. they do admit to other attacks on government forces. >>> it's the stuff nightmares are made of. imagine going under the knife, but the person operating on you isn't a real surgeon. that's what happened in san francisco. a man was arrested for practicing medicine without a license. joe vazquez with the imposter's outrageous bedside manner that gave them away. >> he's not a doctor, but he's in big trouble for acting like one. the district attorney says carlos was running an office called the derma clinic in the 2500 block of mission and while he never said he was a doctor, he pretended to work as one when he performed two illegal procedures. a woman
closed schools. temperatures are expected to ge, >>> still ahead this morning, undercover in syria to see prodemocracy demonstrators battle the regime that killed thousands of it opponents. >>> the battle over new laws to limit abortion in kansas. the lives and issues at stake in this debate. this is "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver pro
they pushed the men to have a serious peace agreement. and then you have president surleif, of syria. i believed and continue to believe we are moving in a positive direction for more women to be included. >> mitchell: according to the united nations, women have signed fewer than 3% of the world's peace agreements. ahead, the story behind the choir that's touching heart and topping britain's pop charts. >> mitchell: finally this evening, they have an army of fans and a chart-topping holiday hit. what's unusual is that they're a choir. charlie d'agata in london has the story behind the song. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in a wind-swept corner of england, a group of military wives struggling with the stress of having husbands on the front lines, have found a novel way to deal with it-- they sing. samantha stephenson's husband is an army engineer with 24 commando regiment. >> when he first left for afghanistan, i think that was the worst because that could literally be the last time i see my husband and our children see their dad and you can't even contemplate the worst-case scenario but saying g
americans. a lot of my friends were lebanese and from syria. i had yewish and irish american friends. all of our identities were mixed. my sense of being american was being in a mix of things. >> margaret could you also reflect in a prior conversation you talked about your father had a sense of where he came from and it was a little more difficult for your mom to articulate that? >> sure. mother's side is irish american my father come from a different heritage. he is a genealogy. he traced his family all the way back to the times when they moved from spain to a region of france. that's where his family came from as peasants in 1850. and for generations, his family members had been going back to this place to visit their distant cousins. they knew exactly where it was. i was thinking that was a year after my irish american family came here. why don't my irish american family know this information. i want to try to find out what it is. i didn't know at that time what i was undertaking. i heard it said with irish american it's not genealogy it's archaeology. i found out about that later. i
on the issue when they return to washington in january. >>> a lot of finger pointing going on in syria tonight as to who carried out two suicide car bombings that killed more than 40 people. those attacks earlier today were aimed at two government intelligence buildings. state run news blamed al-qaeda. others suspect the president's own regime staged those bombings. there has been growing uprising against the president. members of the free syrian army, soldiers who defected from the military deny any involvement. they do admit to other attacks on government forces. >>> it's the stuff nightmares are made of. imagine going under the knife, but the person operating on you isn't a real surgeon. that's what happened in san francisco. a man was arrested for practicing medicine without a license. joe vazquez with the imposter's outrageous bed sign manner that gave him away. >> he's not a doctor, but he's in big trouble for acting like one. the district attorney says carlos was running an office called the derma clinic in the 2500 block of mission. while he never said he was a doctor, he pretended to
korea expressed their condolences. >>> in syria, one of the bloodiest days in the nine-month uprising. in damascus monday, shots rang out and thousands of protesters ran in this video posted online. one person was reported killed, but around the country, more than 100 others died, including at least 70 army defectors. >>> coming up on the morning news, football fans plunged into darkness. break out the cell phone flashlights. >>> plus, the atm where you don't have to pay a fee, but there's a catch. this is the "cbs morning news." this was the gulf's best tourism season in years. all because so many people wanted to visit us... in louisiana. they came to see us in florida... nice try, they came to hang out with us in alabama... once folks heard mississippi had the welcome sign out, they couldn't wait to get here. this year was great but next year's gonna be even better. and anyone who knows the gulf knows that winter is primetime fun time. the sun's out and the water's beautiful. you can go deep sea fishing for amberjack, grouper and mackerel. our golf courses are open. our bed and bre
. speaking in the netherlands, she talked about restrictions in china, russia and syria that have landed bloggers and internet activists in jail. she says that internet firms that do business with those governments are helping those governments suppress online freedom. >>> and clinton is urging companies to reconsider how a repressive government would use their technology before doing business with that government. >>> it's going to be a heavenly sight and it's happening early tomorrow morning. a total lunarey clippings. a red shadow will start to fall across the moon at 4:45 a.m. by 6:05, the moon will be engulfed in the moonlight. the moon will appear red, not black. that's because a dusty layer will redirect the light of the sun, fill in the darkness behind the earth with a red glow. should be interesting to check out. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you next time the news breaks. see you again at 5:00. if i can take classes year round on campus, online, or both and earn my bachelor's degree in 3 years you can, too. [ male announcer ] at devry university, whether
throughout the day on nbc. after nine months of bloodshed in syria, the arab league is sending a team of 60 monitors into the country. critics fear the monitors won't be allowed to see what's really happening. >>> new york city times square new year's eve ball will get a facelift. nearly 300 new weather resistant waterford crystal triangles will be installed, in this year's design called "let there be friendship." >>> and speaking of friends, shout out to our neighbors here at 30 rock. happy birthday to radio city music hall which opened 79 years ago today back in 1932. happy birthday. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> finally, here's a look at what's coming up this morning on the "today" show. former "survivor" producer facing murder charges for the death of his wife, the victim's sister speaks out live in the studio. >>> you'll get to meet that 1-month-old polar bear who opened his eyes for the very first time, something you definitely
of blind hatred and called for peace in the middle east, praying for an end to the violence in syria and for resumption of talks between the israelis and palestinians, and then delivered christmas greetings in 56 different -- 65 different languages, much to the delight of those gathered in st. peters square. >> feliz and a half see -- feliz and a half -- navidad. >> a second round of tests of the enfamil found no problems. the government has not issued a recall. health officials are awaiting test results on water used to mix with the formula. safeway, walgreens and wal-mart are some of the national retailers that pulled the powdered formula from store shelves after a newborne apparently die from a bacterial infection after drinking the formula. the maker says it has tested the formula twice for bacteria and the tests were both negative. >> airline workers in boston came to the rescue of a woman flying from san francisco to spain. he woman was hoping to take her dog to madrid but didn't realize he constant come along until he got to boston. two customer service workers stepped and ask
that carried his father's body. >> with outside monitors now in syria, demonstrators made sure their voices would be heard. amateur video shows tens of thousands taking to the streets reportedly calling for the execution of president al assad. also pleading with monitors for help. and they have released 750 detain detainees. >>> the high stakes battle of western powers, iran threatened to cut off oil exports from middle east if the west imposes sanctions on oil shipments. a top official threatened to close the strait of hormuz if the west continues what he calls its plot against iran. as state department spokesman dismissed the threats as, quote, bluster. >>> now, here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. michigan police were recently involved in a high speed pursuit of one of their own suv cruisers wearing only his underwear, a suspect hopped behind the wheel after escaping from the back seat. it ended with the suspect crashing into vehicles at a roadblock. no injuries were reported. >>> a lawyer for a group of single mothers in hawaii calling their theft inside a
oppose the government has been trying to crush an uprising for months. -- syria's government has been trying to crush an uprising for months. the syrian president gave an interview could -- to barbara walters. bashar assad tried to distance himself from the bloodshed. >> and do you think figure forces cracked down to hard? >> no, not my forces. i do not own them peter i am president. i do not own the country. >> the opposition posted amateur video on facebook and you do. they say the images show syrian security forces killing peaceful protesters. assad says his forces are fighting militants, terrorists and drug smugglers. >>> officials at one american was among those killed and a deadly suicide bombing in afghanistan. the bomber blew himself up in a shiite shrine yesterday. it killed 56 people shiite vehicles procession that nearly the same time also left four people killed. it is the first major sectarian attack in afghanistan in recent memory. afghanistan's president says the attack came from pakistan. >>> a va lobbyist accused of taking money from pakistan's spy agency is accused -
lived in the p.m. area for years. >> united nations top human rights official says syria is new in a civil war. 4000 people are dead and increased number of sold remembers defec defecting. arab league warned of international intervention if syria does not stop the violent repression of protest. >>> early results in egypt show islamist on track to capture 65 percent majority in parliament. muslim brother hood party big favorite winning 40 percent of the vote so far. observers say results are surprising because it was the liberal party and young activist whether sparked this revolution. there are 2 more rounds of voting before january. >> back at home. it has been 30 years since first case of aids diagnosed in the united states. with no cure in sight the president set a goal to boost spending for life saving treatment for people with aids significantly. lee ann has more on what is happening in san francisco and the news was greeted with enthusiasim while many gather to remember those who have died. it was a reunion that many thought would never happen. >> i think we can
syria because it can easily transit iraq to send support, material into syria to back bashir assad, for example. >>> controversy tonight surrounding the first living marine awarded the medal of honor. according to a new report, the marine corps exaggerated or made up the story. sergeant dakota meyer was credited with savings lives of 23 american troops and 14 afghan sources in 2009. a journalist who survived that fight said while meyers was undoubtedly a hero, some of the details are not true. no response from the marine corps. >>> researchers say smoking could give your kids a deadly disease. >>> plus troops in the desert facing more than just human enemies, how a local woman's face cream helped our vets. >>> but first a sliver of good news for the job narcotic. fox business network's adam sha here -- job network. business network adam shapiro explains. >> the 30 year record mortgage down to 3.9%. meantime a sliver of good news for the job market, fewer americans applying for jobless benefits last week dropping to the lowest level in more than three years, but the news not so good
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